The Tolar Rattlers, coming off a 16-11 football victory over Bosqueville, will play host to the Axtell Longhorns (2-1) Friday night starting at 7:30. Coach Mike Franklin’s Rattlers improved to 2-1 with their second straight win. Axtell, a member of District 8-2A, Div. I, trounced Frost last Friday, 54-0. Tolar has never played Axtell in football, according to Franklin. The Rattlers have one more game, Sept. 26 at home vs. Rio Vista, before an open date and then the start of District 7-2A, Div. I play.
Cornerstone Christian Academy of Granbury will be at home Friday (Sept. 19) for a 7:30 p.m. nondistrict six-man football game against the Strawn Greyhounds (3-0). Coach Chris Eichenhorst’s Crusaders are 1-2 on the season after last Friday’s 80-32 loss to the Tyler Heat. Strawn was an 86-36 winner over Abilene Christian High School. Our area’s other six-man team, North Central Texas Academy, is idle this weekend but will stage its homecoming game on Sept. 26 (7:30 p.m.) against McKinney Cornerstone.
The Granbury High School squad rolled over Joshua, 17-2, in team tennis Wednesday on the road in a match that was postponed from Tuesday. Coach Tyson Stewart’s netters are now 4-0 in district play entering their next match, a district contest Tuesday in Granbury against Burleson Centennial set to start at 4:30 p.m.
The Granbury Lady Pirates defeated Cleburne in straight sets Wednesday night on the road, 25-14, 25-10, 25-13. The 10th-ranked Lady Pirates moved to 1-1 in District 8-5A play and 19-8 on the season. Granbury’s junior varsity defeated Cleburne, 25-23, 25-16. The GHS 9th grade Purple Team also won, 25-14, 25-19, as did the 9th Gold, 25-10, 25-17. The Lady Pirates’ next match will be another district contest, against Crowley. That’s Friday at GHS in the James Wann Sports Center, with the varsity set for 5:30 p.m.